Born in São Paulo in 1961. She holds a degree in music and philosophy from New York University, and a master’s degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music, and worked for more than ten years in the film department at NYU. She participated in important festivals such as Cannes, San Sebastián, Havana, Montreal, among others, where she won awards and national and international recognition. Her directorial debut was the short film Eu Sei Que Você Sabe (1995, 19th Mostra). She later wrote and directed the features Tonic Dominant (2001), The Milky Way (2007, 31st Mostra), presented at the Critics’ Week at Cannes Film Festival; Santos 100 Anos de Futebol Arte (2012), São Silvestre (2013, 37th Mostra), which received the Best Documentary award from the São Paulo Association of Art Critics - APCA; Best Friends (2014, 37th Mostra), Dorina: Olhar Para o Mundo (2016) and Santos de Todos os Gols (2019). Lina is also a member of the 46th Mostra Jury.